Crystal Palace midfielder Jonny Williams has played a starring role for Ipswich over the five days, helping the Tractor Boys to victories over Derby County and the Eagles' great rivals, Brighton and Hove Albion.
Williams produced a superb assist last Saturday, beating his man and getting to the byline before crossing for Daryl Murphy, who headed home Ipswich’s killer second goal in a 2-0 victory over the Seagulls at the Amex Stadium.
And the young Welsh international followed that up on Tuesday night by scoring his first ever league goal. The 20-year-old picked the ball up in space following a short free kick and took aim from 25 yards, rifling the ball past Derby keeper Lee Grant to bring the Tractor Boys level at 1-1.
The hosts used that as a catalyst to go on and score a last minute winner against Steve McClaren’s high flying Rams – a result that moved Ipswich to within two points of the play-off places.
Elsewhere, defensive duo Peter Ramage and Jack Hunt played in part in Barnsley’s narrow 1-0 defeat to Bournemouth last weekend, but were forced to sit out the Tykes’ shock 3-1 win away to Reading on Tuesday night.
That moved Barnsley off the foot of the Championship table, where they were replaced by Millwall. Midfielder Owen Garvan played 180 minutes for the Lions this week, but could not prevent them slipping to narrow defeats at Leeds United last Saturday and at home to Birmingham in midweek.
In League One, Sullay Kaikai played 45 minutes of Crawley Town’s 1-0 defeat at Oldham Athletic, but neither he nor fellow loanee Hiram Boateng played a part in their 2-0 reverse at the hands of a Nigel Clough's resurgent Sheffield United on Tuesday night.
Their Palace development teammate Ryan Inniss recovered from injury to take up a place on the bench for Gillingham in midweek, as they recorded a shock 1-0 win at MK Dons, while Connor Dymond was introduced as a 59th-minute substitute in Barnet’s 2-0 victory over Hereford in the Skrill Premier League.
Quade Taylor was in action for their divisional rivals Welling, playing all 90 minutes of the 0-0 draw against Forest Green Rovers last weekend, before getting in an hour of action on Tuesday’s 2-0 home defeat to Braintree.
Our final loan star, Jose Campana, played the whole game for German Bundesliga outfit Nuremburg, netting his first goal for the club with a 25-yard rocket against Eintracht Frankfurt. But his strike was not enough to prevent the relegation threatened side slipping to a 5-2 humbling in front of their own fans.